Flat Patty

About Flat Patty

Flat Patty is taken from the “Flat Stanley” project that has taken over tons of classrooms, based on the wonderful book Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.

Flat Patty is our new “mascot”, (RIP Charlie!), and is being sent to fans in cities all over to help promote, and spread the love for our beloved Patty Loveless. We happen to think she’s pretty rad.

Check in often to see how many miles she’s logged, the new fans she makes, what she did in each town, and of course – what fans she’s visiting!


August 15th, 2010

Flat Patty has made her first visit to Kentucky!  Actually, she hit two states in one day – Kentucky & Indiana! She did a little exploring before Patty’s performance in Henderson, KY on Thursday, August 12th….

Flat Patty came up from Nashville, TN into Henderson, KY and over into Evansville, IN— where she met some great folks at Casino Aztar who absolutely loved her!  (And I think we even talked some folks into calling about tickets to see Patty’s show that night!)

Flat Patty entertaining at the River!

She’s kind of a big deal….

Look who has arrived!!

On the road…and 41 goes on and on….

Hanging out with Garry after the show….

We’re back!

July 28th, 2010

Flat Patty is BACK! Now that we’ve had a chance to replace her, the new Flat Patty is beginning to make her rounds….

And while we had to make a totally different Flat Patty, ALL of the old Flat Patty blogs and photos will stay up.

If you want her to visit you, please contact us.

We will not be assigning anyone to have her the week of September 20th-27th. It’s imperative we have her for all our shows up north for “PattyFest” this year with as many PLN’ers that we have travel in for the shows, so I’ll be keeping tabs on her that week. Please let us know if you’ll be at Patty’s shows that week so we can include you in her photos!

To answer a few questions:

-We don’t care how the photos are taken- camera, cell phone, disposable camera if you don’t have either of the above— as long as they are in a format you can email to me or print and send to me. We’d prefer them to be emailed, but I can transfer them to digital format if I need to.

-You can write the blog or submit the photos and we’ll write it for you. We’ll host all the images, there is no need for uploading them elsewhere.

-There is no “set” way to run around with Flat Patty. We want photos with anyone and everyone, in every place imaginable. This is fun for all of us, and a way for everyone to promote Patty, as much as she deserves to be promoted.


April 23rd, 2010

Flat Patty is spending time with PLN’er Alayna in Missouri this week! Aside from spending some time on the MSU campus, she’s also been helping Alayna with some of her school work, and converting the Pet Turtle into a Patty Fan! ;)

Check out a few of the pics Alayna has sent in from the MSU campus. Be sure to check back tomorrow for some more— and for the unveiling of Flat Patty’s new blog! No worries, all the entries will carry over to the new blog. Flat Patty’s become quite a hit and fans are logging in daily to see what she’s up to, so we’re going to move her to a hosted blog where it’s not taking from PLN’s bandwith :-) (And then will allow fans to post directly to the blog if they’d like during Flat Patty’s stay!)

The Listening Room!

March 24th, 2010

Flat Patty had the chance to catch a show at The Listening Room in Nashville, TN recently….and not just any show, she was able to catch former PL Band Member (whose massively adored by many PL fans!), Marcia Ramirez!   Flat Patty  stole the show not long after arriving,  and the emcee for the night completely fell in love with her!  And, she even had a glass of wine bought for her…. (yes, red)!! Flat Patty is really a hit everywhere she goes— everyone really DOES love Patty :-)

She made some new fans, but was able to break away from the mob that was crazy about her to sit back and enjoy a lot of great music, before getting to send some love to Marcia before the night was over.

Note Flat Patty is still proudly boasting her “DRIVE4COPD” pin, to not only help spread the PL Gospel, but to help promote Drive4COPD.com!

Last Florida Pics!

March 21st, 2010

Kathy and Kelly wrote Flat Patty to tell her how much they missed her, and shared some of the photos from her last day with them! Before leaving the festival on Saturday night, Kelly and Flat Patty had some time sitting in the Strawberry Festival Queen’s Throne– appropriate!

Before leaving, Flat Patty helped Kathy with her biggest bird pepper bush–(they use these bird peppers to make pepper sauce for greens).  And then, Flat Patty is surveying my mustard greens.

Before leaving Florida, Flat Patty spent some time with Jack & Maggie- trying to convert Jack and prove to him just how awesome Patty really is! We might have to start keeping a list of the number of new fans Flat Patty makes :)

Check back later for another post of more great Flat Patty photos, as she made a bunch of new friends and fans this weekend :)


March 18th, 2010

Look who was in the mail today! Kathy and Kelly sent Flat Patty back sporting her brand new Florida Gators sweatshirt and DRIVE4COPD pin!

Flat Patty is back in Nashville, TN for a quick couple days before heading out to the next fan! She was welcomed by Blue, (who was named by an 11 year old who pulled the lyric from “Crazy Arms”, of course!), who was showing his affection for Patty….

Flat Patty is in Nashville in time to hit a couple shows, one being to show her support for Former PL Band Member, Marcia Ramirez!  Be sure to check back for photos from FP’s first “show” in Nashville this weekend!

Strawberry Festival!

March 15th, 2010

Flat Patty had a successful weekend in Tampa & Plant City- making new fans, and visiting a bunch of new places, and spending time with Kelly, Kathy & Kathy’s brother and sister-in-law, Jeff & Kathy! Among the places Flat Patty visited Saturday were the campus of University of Tampa- with it’s incredible Russian architecture. She also stopped by Jose Gaspar’s pirate ship, which invades Tampa every year with Ye Mistic Crue. And then of course, the Strawberry Festival where Flat Patty was adorned with a DRIVE4COPD pin to help raise awareness (I don’t think we’ve plugged this enough— Flat Patty encourages you to take the screener at www.drive4copd.com, and vote for Patty!) for COPD.

Flat Patty also took some time out of her busy promotional tour to visit with our Queen Bee, Patty herself, who is hoping she isn’t “as flat” as Flat Patty! She also stopped and chatted with Garry Murray before he hopped on the bus to head back to Nashville.

Flat Patty will sadly be leaving Florida on Tuesday- and will definitely miss Kathy & Kelly (but will see them again later this year for sure!)- and getting ready for her next trip!

Bad Weather Day in Punta Gorda for Flat Patty

March 12th, 2010

Flat Patty came to work with me yesterday afternoon. We were under a tornado watch and I wanted to keep her safe. It was a little bit chilly in my office — thus the Gator sweater. Flat Patty is pictured here behind my desk. If you look closely you will see Leslie and Kelly picture with Patty at the Smiley Hollow Bluegrass Festival in Ridgetop, TN in October of 2006. If you look more closely you will see a picture of  Kelly and Cole which was taken at Patty’s show in Prestonsburg, KY in 2003- a much younger Kelly and Cole!  The guy in the baseball uniform- Gov Lawnton Chiles & Gators everywhere! :)


First Night in PG

March 11th, 2010

Flat Patty had a great first night in Punta Gorda, FL. Kathy and the girls have introduced her to a bunch of fans already! Some of her first night photos are below- check back later for more!

Punta Gorda, FL

March 10th, 2010

Flat Patty traveled 801.5 miles to Punta Gorda, FL today! She arrived safely, and is spending the weekend with some great PLNer’s, who are looking forward to taking her to the Strawberry Festival this weekend! Stay tuned for photos and the details of her trip!


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